Horng came to ABC 7 Chicago with a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation as an ABC News correspondent for "World News," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America," and was also a regular fill-in anchor for early morning programs "World News Now" and "America This Morning."
During his time with ABC News, Horng covered numerous major stories including the 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting, 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, Terri Schiavo legal battle in Florida and the Michael Jackson criminal trial in California. In 2005, Horng filed live reports from Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. On election night in 2008, he filed reports from Chicago's Grant Park, the site of President Obama's victory speech.
Before joining ABC News in 2003, Horng was a correspondent for CNN. He was based in Atlanta from 1998 to 2000 and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2003. At CNN, he reported on several high-profile stories, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Elian Gonzalez custody fight and the Academy Awards.
Horng was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Darien and Northbrook. He is an honors graduate of Glenbrook North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bronze Tablet honors which recognize the top three-percent of college graduating classes. Horng is an avid Chicago sports fan.
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